Online Certificate Course


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and Performing Arts Medicine Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
CME Outfitters, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course

In conjunction with ACSM

Course currently closed.

Please note that this is a self-paced course.

PAMA is offering a certificate of completion in performing arts medicine for physicians (MD and U.S. trained DO), allied healthcare professionals (athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, licensed massage therapists, manual osteopathic practitioners [including non-US trained osteopaths], acupuncturists, and others as approved), and arts educators. To receive the certificate, participants need to complete an online series of lectures prior to the online exam. Participants need to pass the exam by the course close date in order to receive the certificate of completion.

Course content focuses on risk factors, life-span issues, and the interactive, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems that are unique to performing artists, highlighting specific opportunities and techniques for engagement, education, prevention and treatment in response to various arts-specific health concerns.This content is tailored to the background of course participants and presented as four concurrent streams: physicians/health professionals; music educators; dance educators; vocal educators. Participants are asked to select the most appropriate stream for their background and objectives in completing the course – only one stream can be completed at a time.

Following course completion, health professionals will be able to discuss occupation-specific questions that should be asked during the initial interview with performing artists to identify key injury causes; identify basic physical elements of performance on common instruments; apply key special assessment procedures that are useful when evaluating performing artists; establish goal-oriented and evidence based treatment approaches; assess basic requirements of the occupational environment of the performing artist; implement functional return to performance protocols; and describe preventative approaches to medical problems of performing artists. Arts educators will be able to describe performance-relevant anatomy, physiology and psychological considerations; discuss and demonstrate the key components of a strong performance posture; identify injury risk factors; implement best-practice techniques to facilitate safe and productive rehearsals and performances; and understand the arts educators’ role in health promotion and rehabilitation.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the Health Professional or Educator will be able to:

  1. Discuss occupation-specific questions that should be asked during the initial screening interview with performing artists to identify key injury causes.
  2. Identify basic physical elements of performance on common instruments.
  3. Apply key special assessment procedures that are useful when evaluating musicians and dancers.
  4. Establish goal-oriented and evidence-based treatment approaches, taking in to account the specific priorities of the musician and dancer.
  5. Assess basic requirements of the occupational environment of the musician or dancer.
  6. Implement functional return to performance protocols.
  7. Describe preventative approaches to medical problems of musicians and dancers.

Topics for this Course Include (some topics are stream specific):

  • General Health and Wellness for Performing Artists
  • Neuro-musculoskeletal Injuries in Musicians
  • Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Dancers
  • Biomechanics Applied to Music and Dance Technique
  • General Fitness, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Conditions in Performing Arts Medicine
  • Environmental Concerns in Performing Arts Medicine
  • Hearing Health
  • Vocal Healthcare
  • Performance Anxiety and Psychological Conditions
  • Special Conditions Found in Musicians, Focal Dystonia
  • Dancer.Instrumentalist.Vocalist.Actor (D.I.V.A.) Pre-participation Assessment and Physical Evaluation
  • Applied Performance Anatomy and Physiology

Target Audience

The target audience includes clinicians, performing artists, health and performing arts educators, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning the essential information needed to provide initial assessment, treatment, referrals and general educational recommendations for the performing artist. (Includes: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, other healthcare professionals, arts educators.)

Course Material

You will be given a link to download the course manual (.PDF) for you to keep. If you are registering for the physician or allied health stream, you will also be given a link to download the DIVA manual for you to keep. Slides and videos will not be shared and are not available for download.

Certificate Exam

At the completion of the online course, participants will have the option of taking an exam tailored to their area of specialization (medicine, allied health, voice, dance, instrumental music).  If a passing grade is attained, they will be given a certificate of completion. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your practice skills.

When registering, you will select one of the following streams:

  • Physician stream/exam (physician exam open to any licensed medical doctor, including U.S. trained DO’s with a current license to practice)
  • Allied health stream/exam (open to athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, licensed massage therapists, manual osteopathic practitioners [including non-U.S. trained osteopaths], acupuncturists, and others as approved)
  • Arts educator stream/exam for dance
  • Arts educator stream/exam for instrumental music
  • Arts educator stream/exam for vocal performance

If you would like to purchase a second stream, you may do so at a discounted price (with purchase of your first stream). Contact Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org to register for the second stream.

Fees

Online Certificate Course:

  Early Bird After 11/1/20
PAMA Members:
Physician $ 195 $ 250
Non-Physician $ 150 $ 200
*Student/Resident $  50 $  60
 
Non-Members:
Physician $ 295 $ 350
Non-Physician $ 250 $ 300
*Student/Resident $  55 $  65
 
 
Certificate Exam Fee $ 35 $ 50

Please note that if you wish to sit for the certificate exam, there will be a testing fee as shown above. You MUST select and pay for the exam prior to beginning the course. The easiest way to do this is to select and pay for the exam during registration.


Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen services@artsmed.org or Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org.

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